Archives for coathangers

Removable Hanger Covers

Over the long and hot summer I did some crochet sitting in the shady spots in the garden.  One of the most popular posts on my site is the crochet covered coat hangers and it seems no matter the time of year folks are always hunting for this pattern.  I decided to change the pattern up a bit this time and make them removable with ribbon or velcro.  
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A Bit of Flag Whimsy

Canada Flag Whimsy Even though I haven’t been posting much I’ve been busy creating crafty things for the garden.   One of those things was a Canadian flag made using odd bits of material and a coat hanger. Judith shared a shabby chic flag that she made and it got my mind thinking about making one.  Last year I made some garden flags with the grandkids and they turned out lovely and now flutter in various spots in the garden.   I decided to use paint again and some bits of material from the craft closet from other projects. I
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Braided Covered Plastic Hangers

One of the most popular posts on my site is the one for braided coat hangers … an old craft that is becoming popular again.  I have a pattern available to print that is my version of a pattern shared with me many years ago on a crafting bulletin board.  I never knew where the original pattern came from until a little while ago when a visitor to my site let me know it was originally by Qualicraft.
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Covered Hanger Pattern

This is a simple crochet method and doesn’t take long at all to complete.  The fiddly part is joining it around the hanger, especially where the hooks are and where the corners are.   I decided to leave the hanger hook free so that it hangs better in the closet.   Materials: -Red Heart yarn or an yarn of similar weight -a 5 mm crochet hook -tapestry needle This is my own original pattern and my not be posted anywhere without permission.  Please share the link http://www.craftygardener.ca/covered-hangers/ Directions: Start by crocheting a chain with 125 stitches. Don’t worry that it curls
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Covered Hangers

Here is another way of covering plastic coathangers that I created.  This is a simple crochet method and doesn’t take long at all to complete.  The fiddly part is joining it around the hanger, especially where the hooks are and where the corners are.   I decided to leave the hanger hook free so that it hangs better in the closet.  For this hanger cover I used a variegated Red Heart yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook.
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Braided Covered Plastic Coathanger Pattern

  With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. Do you remember the old craft of braiding long strips to make a cover for a wire coat hanger? The original material was Nylotex or Phentex, a stretchy, nylon material. It is getting increasingly hard to find. Old crafts are becoming popular again. The original pattern is by Qualicraft.  A version of those instructions were shared by SusieQ on a crafting bulletin board several years ago.
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Scarf Storage

Do you love to accessorize with chiffon scarves – But have a difficult time storing them? I’ve got a storage solution for those slippery scarves. I had tried folding them and putting them in a drawer, but then you tend to forget about them, and when you take out one you tend to mess up the others. I tried just hanging the scarves over the coathanger. But even though they are very light they still tended to slip to one side or the other. While chatting with a friend she mentioned her mom had added loops to a coathanger to
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Braided Wire Covered Coathanger Pattern

With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. The original idea and pattern by Qualicraft.  A version of the pattern was shared by SusieQ on a crafting bulletin board several years ago and I have tweaked it to be a bit more user friendly. Please do not sell this version of the pattern or post it on other sites as your own. Share the link so others may visit and enjoy this craft from days
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Braided Wire Coat Hangers

Do you remember the old craft of braiding long strips to make a cover for a wire coat hanger?  The original material was Nylotex or Phentex, a stretchy, nylon material. I’m not sure if it is still available in stores, but it does turn up in thrift stores from time to time.  You could use long strips of material or even extra wide ribbon.  Old crafts are becoming popular again.
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